TN Department of Labor and Workforce Development

With all the gloom and doom out there right now regarding the economy, here’s some good news you might not have heard; Tennessee’s economy is actually recovering at a faster rate than the national average, and state unemployment is well under the national rate as well.  In fact, Jeff Hentschel and Melinda Williams from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development say that there are more jobs available now than there have been in years.  Jeff and Melinda explain how the department and their many career centers can prepare you to take advantage of these new jobs, with GED programs, career fairs, and assistance paying for training in in-demand fields, plus how they’re helping our returning veterans.  They also explain new guidelines for collecting unemployment benefits, that will require applicants to document their search for work to receive any claims.  For more, go to